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Raising Your Other Children: Siblings of a Child with Special Needs by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Sep 2010 7:51am I think one of the many difficult things in having a child ... or, ahem, children ... with special needs is appropriately discussing their differences with their siblings. I remember wondering, "When is the right time to discuss Down syndrome with Mason?" I mean, we have always just talked openly about how the girls learn slower than he does, but ... Read on »
Immunization uptake in younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 11 Oct 2012 9:14pm If one child has autism, the chance that a younger sibling will have autism is about 18.7%. (see the study Recurrence Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study and discussions here and elsewhere). Anecdotally, we hear a lot about families deciding to forgo or delay vaccines after having an autistic child. T ... Read on »
Siblings of Autistic Children May Also Have Subtle Traits by Medline Plus Posted Wed 13 Oct 2010 3:00am Around 20 percent of siblings affected by language delays and other problems, study finds Wednesday, October 13, 2010 TUESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five siblings of children with autism may have subtler problems with language and speech, according to new research involving nearl ... Read on »
Siblings of Children with Special Needs by Anna D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 19 Nov 2008 10:05am Sorry for the lack of posts lately. It has been a very busy fall for many reasons. It seems like we have been dealing with one virus after another going through our house. Over the next few weeks, I hope to talk about some practical topics that we parents of special needs children face. Although Emma is our third child we often tell people th ... Read on »
Siblings of Autistic Children May Also Have Subtle Traits by HealthFinder Posted Tue 12 Oct 2010 10:00am healthnewslink Around 20 percent of siblings affected by language delays and other problems, study finds. By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Children Do What We Do--to Siblings by Andrea Moriarty Posted Fri 11 Jul 2008 12:00am I have a fuzzy but distinct recollection of a print in my house growing up of Children Learn What the Live not unlike the one pictured here. I associate it with my mom who was a teacher and with the values she upheld in our household. I don't know what ever became of that poster but apparently the original poem was written in 1954 by Dorothy L ... Read on »
Great Article re Siblings of Children with Special Needs by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 05 Jan 2009 12:20pm The New York Times Well blogs had a piece on a report done by National Public Radio on Marissa Skillings, a 15 year old whose 11 year old brother, Andrew, has Asperger’s syndrome. It is great to see stories like this one that bring out the struggle Marissa (and many others) experience as siblings yet clearly show that she loves her brother as ... Read on »
Siblings of Deaf/HOH Children by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted Sat 29 Nov 2008 12:28pm We are always very open with our two older hearing children in discussing their little bro's deaf world; always sitting down with them to discuss what it means to be deaf, how they can help Aiden, and how they are feeling. I'll never forget the day we told them about Aiden being deaf. We ordered pizza. After dinner, we asked them if they knew ... Read on »
What about the siblings of LD children? by Shane H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:27pm Have you ever wondered what the sibling of an LD child goes through? What do they think? How does it affect them? My LD sons' brother is only six years old right now. So, he isn't fully aware of his brother's difficulties. However, I know that as they both age it will become more evident. You can read one sister's diary entry abou ... Read on »
Camp T.A.G. – Safe Summer Fun for Food Allergic Children and their Siblings by Baby Health Blog .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Jul 2009 10:23pm Has your child missed out on summer camp fun due to his or her food allergies? If so, he/she may soon be able to have the traditional camp experience in a safe environment. Starting in the summer of 2011, food allergic children and their siblings will be able to attend Camp T.A.G., a weeklong day camp in Illinois, Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, ... Read on »